Materials Lab Workshop: Cyanotypes


Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 11:00am to 1:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Curious about the origins of camera-less photography or photograms? Join us to learn how to make cyanotypes! 

This workshop is inspired by the exhibition White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph, which explores the innovative camera-less photography of German artist Anneliese Hager (1904–1997). The exhibition is on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 31, 2022.

We will first gather in the galleries for an introduction to the exhibition by Bridget Hinz, curatorial assistant for special exhibitions and publications, who will examine a selection of Hager’s works. Then we’ll visit the Materials Lab, where conservator Penley Knipe will guide participants in the preparation of photosensitive cyanotype paper. (We may also go outdoors, weather permitting.) Participants will be able to create their own photograms, experimenting with both translucent and opaque materials.

No prior experience is necessary. Participants are invited to bring their own small objects such as leaves, flowers, buttons, swatches of translucent fabric like gauze, and other items with interesting and distinctive shapes.

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